James Murdoch: the son also sinks | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
The police aside, the most worrying inquiry for Murdoch is the one that has been least visible – Ofcom. The regulator – which, always remember, both Murdoch and David Cameron wanted neutered, if not scrapped – is engaged in two separate exercises. One is looking at the question of whether “Murdoch” – however represented in governance terms – is a fit and proper person or entity to own or control a broadcasting licence in the UK. The other is considering the overall question of plurality and market dominance across media – and its baleful effect on politics, policing, regulation and the normal checks and balances in public life. Murdochs resignation does very little to alter the sting of both these questions.